Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Apr 22, 2021  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Learning Commons


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Learning Commons

Locations:

Greeley Campus
College Center, 2nd floor, Room 270

Computer Learning Lab and Tutoring Sevices
970.339.6541

Kiefer Library
970.339.6458

Computer lab, library, and tutoring services are also available at the following locations:

Fort Lupton Campus
Prairie, Room 107 
303.718.5905

Loveland Campus
Room 105
970.667.4611, ext. 3304

Windsor Campus
PSI, Room 110
970.378.3520

For additional information and hours of operation, please visit our website: http://www.aims.edu/learning-commons/.

Please note: Not all services are located on all campuses.

Staff:

Director, Learning Commons:

Susan Andersen (Interim), 970.339.6503

Assistant Directors: 

Susan Andersen, Library Services, 970.339.6503

Laurel Waller, Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction, 970.339.6328

Staff Specialist:

Mary Love, 970.339.6465

 

The Learning Commons provides numerous services to students and faculty in support of their educational goals and objectives. Located on the second floor of the College Center, this area includes the Computer Learning Lab, Library Services, Tutoring Services and Supplemental Instruction. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere fosters learning, independent study, and collaborative effort to support student success. Here you will find open-use computers, the library collection, and tutoring assistance. We also have wireless internet access, charging stations, group study rooms, individual work space, and casual seating. Knowledgeable staff have expertise in academic, library, and technical areas.

Free-to-Student Services in the Learning Commons include:

  • Large number of PC and Mac computers loaded with current software 
  • Large physical collection of books, dvds, cds, and learning aids available for checkout by students, faculty, staff and community members 
  • NOOK readers, loaded with e-books, available for checkout to students, faculty and staff
  • Laptop computers and iPads available for 3-week checkout to students
  • ​Ability to reserve laptops online
  • Two group study rooms, one available by reservation
  • Unlimited computer time (depending on open hours and availability)
  • Fast Internet connection and wireless capability
  • Charging stations throughout the space
  • Copiers, scanners, and printers for general use
  • Curriculum support across disciplines, including CIS, Business Technology, AutoCAD, Graphics Technology and various programming languages
  • Drop-in tutoring available in math, English, writing across the curriculum, reading, and limited science 
  • Individual and group tutoring for selected subjects
  • Study skills sessions and workshops available to provide techniques and tips, useful in all course work
  • Writers’ Community sessions
  • Online math tutoring available during our scheduled tutoring hours
  • Supplemental Instruction for select courses
  • Ability to work one-on-one with a librarian for a short or extended research session
  • ​Ability to make online appointments for a library research session
  • ​Library research workshops offered throughout the semester
  • 24/7 on- and off-campus access to full-text online academic articles and databases
  • 24/7 online and mobile access to dozens of full-text eMagazines through Flipster
  • 24/7 on- and off-campus access to over 180,000 full-text eBooks titles
  • 24/7 on- and off-campus access to high quality research information through subject-specific Research Guides
  • 24/7 virtual chat reference assistance through Ask Academic
  • Remote access to electronic library materials available at https://proxy1.aims.edu:2443/login
  • Course textbooks for most high-enrollment classes available at all campuses for 3-hour and 3-day checkout
  • Test proctoring by appointment at Fort Lupton, Loveland and Windsor campuses

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

The Supplemental Instruction Program at Aims Community College is committed to helping students learn more systematically by providing avenues for organized group study. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is Free to Student support for selected courses that has proven effective in improving student academic success in courses with traditionally high D, F, and withdrawal rates. SI Leaders are students who have been recommended by faculty and hold peer-led study sessions to help students with course material. 

The SI model has proven to be nationally effective. Students who participate in SI have seen the following:

  • Deeper understanding of class content and study skills
  • Increased social support
  • Higher final grades and retention 

Contact:

Laurel Waller
laurel.waller@aims.edu
970.339.6328